Central Florida has dealt with more than its share of tragedy lately, but last week a 6-year-old boy single-handedly reminded the patrons of a St. Petersburg restaurant what it is like to feel joy and compassion. His action took only a few moments, but dissolved the entire restaurant into tears. 
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Three local police officers were at the restaurant for breakfast. After overhearing the manager taking a moment to thank the officers for their service, Joshua Garza decided that he also wanted to say something to them. His mother, Kelly, gave permission to approach the officers, but instead of standing and talking he sat down, took their hands and prayed for their safety. Garza's quiet invocation ended with, "And please help us all to live a good life. Amen."

"He likes to pray at church, he's a big pray warrior," Garza's mother told Tampa Bay's FOX 13 News. "He knows what's going on in the world, and he doesn't like it."

The world may indeed be occasionally disappointing, but when people like Joshua Garza take a moment of their time to express compassion and inspire joy, it helps everyone to feel a lot better.

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Posted by FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay on Tuesday, June 21, 2016